Category Archives: Business

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Great Home Careers for the Creative

If you have a flair for creativity there are many business opportunities which can be started from your own home. The great thing about being creative is you either have it or you don’t. Sure, you can sharpen your skills by learning certain techniques in whichever field you specialise, but most people with any artistic ability seem to have been born that way, or at least developed the skill at a very young age. This talent can be a wonderful gift for people who either don’t want to do a traditional 9 to 5 job, or people who need to stay at home for whatever reason. Continue reading Great Home Careers for the Creative

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Advances in Construction Safety

The construction industry has moved on a lot over the past few decades. Advancements in machinery, materials, and health and safety procedures have made building sites much more productive, and much more environmentally friendly. In particular  the introduction of permit-to-work systems have been of immeasurable value not only in construction but in all heavy industries where worker safety is a major concern. The basic principle of permit-to-work schemes is to ensure a central governing authority takes responsibility for all the various tasks which are being carried out within a particular area. With projects in construction, engineering, shipping, and mining becoming ever more complex there is a requirement to micro-manage the many activities which may be independent of one another yet share the same workspace. Continue reading Advances in Construction Safety

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Jobs Best Left to a Professional

Most guys, and quite a few girls, are handy around the home. There is always something needing patched up or repaired, and if we called in a tradesman to deal with every little problem we’d soon be out of pocket. Most of us have the savvy to do the basics: a bit of painting, replace new fixtures and fittings, maybe replace an electric socket or hang a door. However, we all should beware of thinking we can take on any job around the home. Some things are trickier than they look, and some are just obviously dangerous. Continue reading Jobs Best Left to a Professional

A Great Hands-on Career

Arborists are highly trained professionals whose job it is to safely remove tree limbs and trunks. This is fantastic work for those suited to it, and arborists (or tree surgeons as they are also known) can be paid very well for their time. However, not everyone is cut out for this type of career. There are some things a potential arborist must take into consideration before embarking on a career in the industry. Continue reading A Great Hands-on Career